Saturday, November 18, at 1pm and 4pm the library, in collaboration with American Opera Projects First Chance, will present a workshop performance of Act II of the new opera, A Thousand Splendid Suns, by composer Sheila Silver and librettist Stephen Kitsakos, based on the bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini .
A Thousand Splendid Suns is scheduled for a World Premiere by the Seattle Opera in 2020.
Set in Afghanistan from the mid-1970’s to the present era, A Thousand Splendid Suns tells the story of two women from different walks of life; one older, one younger; forced into marriage with the same brutal man. Cold to one another at first, they form a bond that enables them to survive and ultimately risk their lives for a chance at freedom. A Thousand Splendid Suns is a universal story of love, passion, sacrifice and spiritual transcendence.
Admission is free but seating is limited, to reserve your seat now CLICK HERE.
There will be three additional special programs leading up to the Act II performance: Continue reading →
Our fall class series are open for registration and patrons are rushing in to register! Classes are filling up so don’t forget to call, email or visit to register soon!
Adult Spanish Beginners & Intermediate Classes with Sonia Cintron, Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30pm, 6:45 – 7:45pm. Filled; wait list only. Bengali Bandhan with MD Gazi, Wednesdays 5-6pm. Space available. Minecraft Club with Paul Tombrello, Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5pm.Filled; wait list only. Creating with Code: Teen Coding with Alyssa Panetta, Thursdays 3:45 – 5:45pm. Space available. Creative Writing for Seniors with Maureen McNeil, Thursdays, 2:30 – 4pm. Space available. Humanities NY Reading & Discussion Series: Muslim Journeys with Karuna Foudriat, Mondays 6 – 8pm Filled; wait list only. Ballroom Dance with Andrew Resto, Tuesdays, 3 – 4pm & Fridays 7 – 7pm. Space available. Healthy Living Series: Balance Workshop with Paul Spector, Saturdays 2 – 3pm. Filled; wait list only.
To register call (518) 828-1792 x101, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the main desk of the library.
We are pleased to announce Creative Every Day: an author/artist talk and workshop with cartoonist Ira Marcks on Tuesday, September 12, 3:30-5:00 pm. Marcks will share his comic book, Creative Every Day, which explores the lives of creatives and artists in Upstate NY who combine business with art. Ira will share his experiences and then host a cartooning workshop for all those who love to draw and tell stories.
For a time Marcks drew a cartoon series for Hugo Award Winning sci-fi/fantasy magazine, Weird Tales. He also created an eighty-foot music video/drawing during a collaboration with Vimeo founder, Jake Lodwick that resulted in a thoughtful blog post from the comic theorist and Understanding Comics author, Scott McCloud. You can watch an interview with Marcks in the PBS series ‘A House for Arts’.
This event is offered in collaboration with Kite’s Nest. To register for the event, email email@example.com, call 518-828-1792 x101 or stop by the main desk of the library. Continue reading →
Our Minecraft Club, where kids and teens get to play and fight together on our special servers, has been such a huge success that we’re extending our original 5-week session into an ongoing program. Explore, gather resources, and survive against monsters that creep, crawl, and explode! This class will be taught by our Tech Services and Reference Librarian, Paul Tombrello and will be meeting every Wednesdayfrom, 3:30-5:00pm.
No experience necessary. This class is free and open to all teens 13+. Teens do NOT need a laptop but, are welcome to bring their own if they prefer. Registration is on a first come/first serve basis and space is limited so do sign up soon if you would like to take the class. To sign up visit the front desk of the library, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 518-828-1792 x101. Continue reading →
The Library’s Bengali Bandhan* Class will be meeting this fall Wednesdays 5-6pm beginning September 6.This program, taught by M.D. Gazi, is geared toward school age youth, but all are welcome. Students will learn how to read, write and speak in Bengali. There are also lessons on Bangladeshi culture through shared stories, poems, songs, dance, and arts and crafts. Students’ work will be celebrated in December at an event for participants and their families.
*Bandhan means “togetherness”
This program is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible.
To register email email@example.com, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.
We are happy to announce the return of our Adult Spanish Language Class. The class will be meeting on Tuesdays 6:15 – 7:15pm beginning September 5. These classes are free and open to the public, including Spanish language beginners. Adults and high school students are welcome.
The program, taught by Sonia Cintron, offers adult learners an opportunity to develop and enhance their conversational Spanish skills in a fun, mixed-level class. Students learn to express themselves in real life situations and improve their Spanish language skills for work, travel, or just for fun! Lessons include grammar and vocabulary as well as an introduction to arts and culture from different countries.Students’ work will be celebrated in December at an event for participants and their families.
This program is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.
We are excited to announce Game Night with your turn and House Rules Cafe on Tuesday, September 5 from 5-8 pm in the library’s community room. This program is based around the exhibition Your Turn: A Collaborative Art Show with artist’s Cindy Hoose and Jacinta Burnell currently on view in the community room.
Drop in anytime with your turn artist-educator team, Jacinta Bunnell and Cindy Hoose, and House Rules Cafe’s Kathleen Miller for a fun night of games with special door prizes and refreshments from House Rules Cafe. Come relax and have fun with your friends and neighbors. This event is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible. All ages welcome.Continue reading →